Zika: mapping the emerging evidence
In the interest of promoting research and development, WHO has compiled the following list of freely-accessible external scientific resources relevant to Zika virus.
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1. Preprint servers:
2. Ongoing research
- Zika in Brazil Real Time Analysis
- American Society for Microbiology: Zika Diaries
- Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness; GloPID-R members mobilizing against Zika
- University of California; Zika Virus Project
- University of Wisconsin–Madison; Zika Open-Research Portal
- Projects co-funded by the United Kingdom Medical Research Council, the Newton Fund and the Wellcome Trust
- PAHO; Zika Research
- Andersen Lab; Zika virus sequencing
- Data from: Zika Virus in the Americas: early epidemiological and genetic findings
- Protein Data Bank
- ZIKV collaborative database1
- Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource (ViPR)
- Zika Pages2
- How to receive EVAg Zika strains for US laboratories?
- How to receive EVAg Zika virus strains for NON US laboratories?
- DNA and RNA sequences
- Collected information about gene loci
- Functional genomic studies
- Sequence sets from phylogenetic and population studies
4. Open access publishing platforms and aggregators
- Science Open
- Webmed Central
- F1000Research; Zika & Arbovirus Outbreaks channel
- Bulletin of the World Health Organization; Zika Open
- Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Zika Fast Track
5. Free and/or open access resources from scientific publishers3
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- American Society of Microbiology
- Public Library of Science
- Oxford University Press4
- JAMA Network
6. Discussion fora
- Zika Research Google Forum
- Flutrackers; Zika virus tracking: Guillain-Barré, microcephaly
7. Multilingual resources
- Zika na Arca - Repositório Institucional da Fiocruz
- Promed Mail
- Ministério da Saúde (Brasil); Situação epidemiológica
- Portal da Saúde; Monitoramento dos casos de microcefalia no Brasil
- Elsevier; Centro de Recursos sobre Vírus Zika
- Fundação Oswaldo Cruz; Biblioteca temática Aedes informa
- Unicamp; Biblioteca Digital Zika
- Direcção-Geral da Saúde de Portugal; Zika
- Promed Mail
- Instituto Nacional de Salud (Colombia)
- Observatorio Latinoamericano de Eventos Extraordinarios; Clima y Zika
8. Data visualization
- A Dashboard to Monitor the Microcephaly Outbreak in Brazil
- Zika Virus Disease Outbreak in Colombia: A Tool for Monitoring Cases
- Healthmap; 2016 Zika Outbreak
- Nextstrain; Real-time tracking of Zika virus evolution
- PAHO; Suspected and confirmed Zika cases reported by countries and territories
1As described here: http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/03/06/042382 2A site that allow users to compare genetic sequences, methods described in: http://www.zoores.ac.cn/EN/10.13918/j.issn.2095-8137.2016.2.110#/ 3Including channels and collection of articles established specifically for the Zika outbreak and where users can find advance online publications. 4Articles will be freely available until 30 September 2016.